Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Trivia Bits 28 October



Umeboshi (pictured) is a Japanese foodstuff of pickled plum usually served as side dishes for rice or eaten on rice balls for breakfast and lunch and are occasionally served boiled or seasoned for dinner

In British Universities, a head, fellow or tutor of a college is known as Don especially traditional collegiate universities such as Oxford and Cambridge in England.

Ufa, the capital of the Republic of Bashkortostan, was founded in 1574 when the Russians built a fortress and settlement built on the orders of Ivan the Terrible, and originally bore the name of the hill it stood on, Tura-Tau.

In the sport of Ice Hockey, a training machine called a skatemill is used and resembles standard runners' treadmills with specially designed surfaces that allow players to practice skating techniques on a surface that resembles ice and have variable speeds, usually topping out at between 20 and 30 miles per hour.

Michael Cera starred with Ellen Page in the 2007 Canadian-American comedy-drama movie Juno and tells the story of an independent-minded teenager confronting an unplanned pregnancy and the subsequent events that put pressures of adult life onto her.

Beriberi, a condition caused by the lack of Vitamin B1 (thiamine), has symptoms that may include weight loss, emotional disturbances, impaired sensory perception, weakness and pain in the limbs, and periods of irregular heart rate.

Belle Swan is Kristen Stewart’s character in the Twilight series of five romance fantasy films from Summit Entertainment based on the four novels by the American author Stephenie Meyer with the first instalment, Twilight, released on November 21, 2008.

American fantasy, science fiction, horror and mystery fiction author, Ray Bradbury, wrote the 1959 collection of short stories A Medicine for the Melancholy.

Nephology is the branch of meteorology that deals with clouds.

The pronghorn is native to the continent of North America and is often called an antelope because it closely resembles the true antelopes of the Old World.

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